Animal welfare code of practice for dogs

Closed 2 Nov 2023

Opened 21 Sep 2023


This consultation seeks views on the Draft Isle of Man Animal Welfare code of practice for dogs. The objective of this proposal is to ensure that guidance on how owners/keepers comply with the new animal welfare act (if the bill gains Royal Assent), is up to date, reflecting the latest scientific and veterinary knowledge whilst being presented in the most relevant way for owners/keepers.

Once the content of the codes is agreed they will be formatted to be more appealing for the reader. The content of the code is largely the same as the England Animal Welfare Code of Practice for dogs. The codes of practice when agreed will be laid before Tynwald, if the Animal Welfare Bill 2023 gains Royal Assent.

Why your views matter

The Isle of Man Government is seeking opinion from stakeholders, interested parties and the general public on their views around the draft animal welfare code of practice for dogs.  The views will then be taken into account by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture when finalising the content of the welfare code of practice for dogs.

Please contact us if you would like a paper copy of the survey.


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